Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former national coach Sukhvir Singh Grewal appointed North Zone High Performance Manager




Hockey India today announced the appointment of former national coach Mr. Sukhvir Singh Grewal as its North Zone High Performance Manager. The move is in line with HI’s strategy to develop hockey at the grassroots level. It may be worth recalling that Hockey India had appointed Olympian and former Indian captain Vasudevan Bhaskaran as its South Zone High Performance Manager.

Grewal, who served as Indian men’s team coach from 1987 to 1992,  will take charge on August 1, 2014, with the North Zone comprising Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Chandigarh, Rajasthan and Delhi. He had also served as coach for the Indian team at the 1978 World Cup and 1978Asian Games. Grewal was also assistant coach of the Indian team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. He has also worked with Punjab Government as an Incharge of Hockey Development from 2005 to 2013.

Hockey India shall appoint similar High Performance Manages for Central, East and West zone soon. All the five HPMs will work under Hockey India High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans.

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